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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 417-420
DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2008.417.420
 
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Karyotype of Several Vicia Species from Iran

L. Gaffarzadeh-Namazi, M. Badrzadeh and R. Asghari-Zakaria

Abstract:
The genus Vicia L. (Fabaceae) comprises approximately 190 species in the world. It includes 47 annual or perennial species in Iran. The karyotype of two species and two subspecies of the genus from Northwest Iran were investigated. Aceto-iron-hematoxilin was used to stain chromosomes. Chromosome characteristics including number, long arm, short arm and lengths, total length of chromosome set, arm ratio index and relative chromosome length were measured using the Micromeasure software. Results showed that these species were different in chromosome number, karyotype formula and karyotype characteristics such as V. villosa (2n = 2x = 14), V. hyrcanica (2n = 2x = 12), V. sativa subsp. sativa (2n = 2x = 12) and V. sativa subsp. nigra (2n = 2x = 12).
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L. Gaffarzadeh-Namazi, M. Badrzadeh and R. Asghari-Zakaria, 2008. Karyotype of Several Vicia Species from Iran. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 7: 417-420.

DOI: 10.3923/ajps.2008.417.420

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajps.2008.417.420

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